The flamboyant rock group Queen upstaged the Beatles in a recent vote organized by BBC Radio to win the title of “Greatest British Band of All Time”. Queen garnered 400 more votes than the Beatles when more than listeners were asked to choose from amongst five bands that also included the Rolling Stones, Take That and Oasis. These five emerged from a list of thousands of nominations.

Each group was judged on song-writing, lyrics, live performances, originality and showmanship during a three-hour show in which people voted by email, text and phone.

The Rolling Stones came third in the vote, followed by Oasis in fourth and Take That in fifth.

Queen are an English rock band formed by Brian May, Freddie Mercury, and Roger Taylor in London, England in 1970. This band became popular during the mid-to-late 1970s and still retain an extremely large international fan base

The Beatles were the best selling popular musical act of the 20th century. They we were a highly influential English rock ‘n’ roll band from Liverpool. The members include John Lennon, Paul McCartney, George Harrison, and Ringo Starr.

The Rolling Stones are an internationally popular English musical group that was instrumental in spearheading the British Invasion of the early 1960s. The group was formed in London in 1962 by Brian Jones, and eventually led by the songwriting partnership of singer Mick Jagger and guitarist Keith Richards, the group began playing American Blues, R&B and Rock n’ Roll, and later played other genres including country, psychedelia, Reggae, and disco

Oasis are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1991. Led by lead guitarist and principal songwriter Noel Gallagher and his younger brother, vocalist and songwriter Liam Gallagher, they are one of the most successful and prominent English music bands to emerge during the 1990s Britpop movement with over 70 million in album sales worldwide and 8 UK number-one singles

It was named as “the most successful British band since The Beatles in the UK by BBC. “Take That” is an English pop boy band that originated in Manchester in 1990, widely known as the pioneers of the genre in the UK.